Spirit Means Business

The Way to Prosper Wildly without Selling Your Soul
by Alan Cohen | 256 pages

Alan Cohen is one of my favorite teachers and humans. We met after we both appeared in Finding Joe. I loved Alan’s laid-back intensity, wise energy and brilliant story telling. The sub-title captures the essence of this book perfectly: We all want to “prosper wildly” (in every sense of the word) and, obviously, none of us wants to “sell our soul” in the process. Big Ideas we explore include how to be a good spiritual sponge, letting the (spiritual) washing machine do its job, embrace your inner weirdo, the two paths of business, your soul's fire and dissolving the (apparent) work/life dichotomy.


“This is a book about wise investment strategies. Not stock market investments; there are plenty of good books that can help you with that. This is a book about investing in yourself, the most valuable commodity you will ever handle—and ultimately the most profitable. Whether you are a corporate worker, an entrepreneur, a creative spirit, or simply looking for a more effective way to integrate your money with your life, the journey we are about to take will help you recognize your inherent worthiness and expand your field of vision to create space for inner and outer riches. While your job and the money you handle are ostensibly about your vocational journey, they are more fundamentally about the journey of your soul. …

Spirit Means Business is a triple entendre. On one level, it means that Higher Power is the source of prosperity. As you align with universal principles, everything you need will come to you. The Creator wants you to be wealthy in every way ad will gladly help you achieve all the material success you need. Infinite supply, not the stock market, is the source of your good. On another level, even if you do not believe in a Higher Power, the spirit in which you conduct your work carves the difference between success and failure. Optimistic, upbeat people soar above the crowd, no matter their religious beliefs. Finally, this title affirms that Higher Power is uncompromisingly serious about getting things done. Universal laws always work when you work them. Deny them, and you flounder. …

If the universe were random, we would all be in trouble. But life is founded on rock solid truths that make our journey both joyful and successful when we apply them. With universal laws at your back, you are established in certainty and power that anxiety-based striving cannot sustain. Money and passion become inseparable. We are about to cross the bridge from soul-expression to success. When you do, you will have access to both worlds because you realize that they are the same.”

~ Alan Cohen from Spirit Means Business

As I’ve mentioned in our other Notes on his work, Alan Cohen is one of my favorite teachers and humans. We met after we both appeared in Finding Joe. I loved Alan’s laid-back intensity, wise energy and brilliant story telling.

So, when he sent me a note letting me know about his newest book, I was excited to read it. Now, I would have been excited to read *any* book by Alan, but I was especially excited to read *this* book as I think figuring out how we can integrate our soul’s expression with our material success is more urgently needed today than ever before.

The sub-title captures it perfectly: We all want to “prosper wildly” (in every sense of the word) and, obviously, none of us wants to “sell our soul” in the process.

Of course, there are a lot of ways to approach the process of creating abundance in our lives. Alan’s spiritually intense yet more laid-back approach is similar to that of other Hay House authors like Esther and Jerry Hicks (see our Notes on Money, and the Law of Attraction plus Ask and It Is Given) and old-school spiritual teachers like Ernest Holmes (see Notes on Creative Mind and Success and The Art of Life). (To put it in perspective, Alan also wrote books called Relax into Wealth and Enough Already. :)

If that’s your style, I think you’ll really love the book. (Get a copy here.)

The book is packed with Big Ideas. And, as always, I’m excited to share a few of my favorites we can apply to our lives TODAY so let’s jump straight in!

P.S. If you haven’t checked out Abundance 101 and our collection of Notes, cruise on over here!

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Alan Cohen

Best-selling Author and Speaker